Global coronavirus cases hit 10 million

The confirmed global Covid-19 cases surpassed 10 million with over 500,000 fatalities as of Monday morning.


Besides, over 5 million people have made recovery from the coronavirus, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).


The worst-hit US has recorded 2,548,143 confirmed cases with a death toll of 125,799.


Brazil has come up to the second position with 1,344,143 confirmed cases and 57,662 deaths.


Russia has counted the third highest Covid-19 cases – 633,563, after the US and Brazil with 9,060 fatalities.


Meanwhile, India has taken the fourth position with 528,859 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The country has so far reported 16,095 deaths.


The UK has the third-highest death toll with 43,643, followed by Italy with 34,738, France 29,781 and Spain 28,343, according to the JHU data.


Chinese health authorities said on Monday that they received reports of 12 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, including seven domestically transmitted cases and five imported ones.


Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.


The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.


Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh


A total of 1,37,787 coronavirus cases, out of the 7,30,197 tests carried out in Bangladesh, have turned out to be positive.


Health authorities confirmed 3,809 new cases after testing 18,099 samples in a span of 24 hours till Sunday. The infection rate was recorded 21.05 percent for the day.


Since March 18, the government said 1,738 people have died of Covid-19.


During the period , 43 people died from the highly contagious disease with the mortality rate still hovering around 1.26 percent.


Source: United News of Bangladesh